[gmx-users] Protonation state of phospho-tyrosine in neutral PH

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Fri Dec 23 19:15:34 CET 2016

On 12/22/16 10:52 AM, Zheng Ruan wrote:
> Hi Gromacs Users,
> I'm trying to run simulation on a protein with phosphorylated tyrosine
> residues. The amber force field parameters (http://research.bmh.
> manchester.ac.uk/bryce/amber) provides three different protonation states
> of the phospho-tyrosine residue. What is the predominant form of
> phospho-tyrosine residue in neutral PH? Is there a reference about the PKa
> values associated with each protonation state?


Note that the pKa values of the isolated amino acid may differ slightly from 
those found in a polypeptide chain.  Google searching turns up tons of results 
that are relevant, and you could always just do a pKa calculation with the many 
available tools.



Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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